This joint (Hons) English and Film course from Manchester Metropolitan University is a fascinating combination of English literature, with its centuries-old roots, and the relative modernity of the art of the moving image. Taught by our staff of internationally renowned writers and critics in a friendly, supportive and intellectually challenging environment, you’ll study literature in all its major forms – prose, poetry, drama – from the Renaissance onwards.
The film modules are grounded in close textual interpretation and the analysis of style, genre, historical context and the politics of representation. As such, you’ll focus on key film genres, key directors, numerous film movements and national cinemas. With the sheer power, reach, longevity and endurance of American filmmaking over the last 120 years, much of the study of film focuses on ‘Hollywood’ style cinema, but you’ll also look at less commercial film-making from around the globe, challenging and pushing the medium to its limits.
You will have opportunities to study abroad and, if you wish, to do your third year as a placement - in Britain or abroad. And in your final year, you'll get a chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you've been developing over previous years.
Our lively department is staffed by internationally renowned writers and critics, and there's a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. Manchester is a creative hub, with one of the biggest creative sectors in the UK, and along with our extensive cultural links both in the city and further afield, you’ll be ideally placed to begin building a creative network for the future.
Graduates enter a wide range of employment, especially media work and teaching, where their transferable skills are particularly relevant. Recent graduates have become school and college teachers, and have gained employment in fields as diverse as banking and finance, manufacturing and retail.
There is also the opportunity to engage in further study and professional training, for example some of our graduates go on to study creative writing at postgraduate level in our Manchester Writing School under the creative direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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